Mathews Byzantine Lectures

Archangel Gabriel Kurbinovo

The Medieval Institute is pleased to announce a new annual lecture series, the Mathews Byzantine Lectures, to begin in the 2020–21 academic year. The Mathews Lectures will bring a distinguished scholar of Byzantine studies to campus each year to deliver a talk, supported by the Rev. Constantine Mathews Endowment for Excellence in Byzantine Christianity in the Medieval Institute. The inaugural lecture is planned for October and will be given by Professor Emerita Margaret Mullet (OBE), a past Director of Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks.

The Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame is fast becoming one of the top institutions for Byzantine Studies in the world. Byzantine Studies explores the history and culture of Byzantium, or the Greek-speaking Roman Empire. Despite the immense cultural, economic, and military power of this empire, which lasted over a millennium after the fall of Rome, the Byzantine world has received comparatively little attention from American scholars, a state of affairs Notre Dame set out to change.

Learn more about our Byzantine Studies Program.